TGV Lyria

TGV Lyria
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  • Paris - Zurich: 04:03
  • Book early, save up to 50%
  • Book up to 90 days in advance
  • E-ticket
  • High speed trains

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TGV Lyria

TGV Lyria, high speed trains connecting France and Switzerland, serving Paris, Lausanne, Interlaken etc.

TGV Lyria is operated by SNCF, the French national railway company and CFF, the Swiss national railway company. The high speed train links France and Switzerland. TGV Lyria enables you to reach Basel, Zurich, Bern, Lausanne and Geneva from Gare de Lyon in just a few hours. TGV Lyria will take you from France to major Swiss cities, ski resorts and lakes. The TGV Lyria will take you from Paris city center and major train stations to the snow white Swiss mountains in just a couple of hours. Breathtaking scenery is very much part of your journey. In the first class carriages, you will be able to relax by enjoying a peaceful break, reading a book, watching a movie on your iPad or just by laying back. While on board you can make a taxi reservation in Paris or buy subway tickets for Parisian metro, in the bar-buffet car.

Popular journeys and travel durations

The TGV Lyria links cities such as Paris or Dijon in France and/to cities such as Geneva, Lausanne, Neuchatel, Bern and Zurich in Switzerland.

What’s new in 2015?

  • Please note that the Geneva to Montpellier route has been discontinued in December 2014.
  • A new daily return service from Brussels to Geneva, via Lille has been introduced in December 2014.

Zurich Paris 04:03 € 75
Paris Geneva 03:05 € 65
Paris Interlaken 05:29 € 77
Basel Paris 03:03 € 69
Nice Geneva 06:19 € 59
Geneva Avignon 03:03 € 58
Geneva Lyon 01:46 € 29
Paris Bern 04:35 € 69
Geneva Marseille 03:37 € 55
Montpellier Geneva 03:48 € 55
Dijon Zurich 02:33 € 55
Lausanne Paris 03:43 € 60
Dijon Interlaken 03:59 € 63
Basel Dijon 01:36 € 48
Bern Dijon 03:00 € 48
Geneva Aix En Provence Tgv 03:40 € 55
Vallorbe Paris 03:06 € 60
Mulhouse Zurich 01:19 € 43
Paris Neuchatel (loc) 04:11 € 40
Lausanne Dijon 02:09 € 41
Namur Zurich 07:45 € 43
Colmar Zurich 03:33 € 43
Nimes Geneva 03:20 € 58
Geneva St Raphael 05:24 € 79
Toulon Geneva 04:30 € 67
Geneva Valence 02:28 € 34
Cannes Geneva 05:49 € 59
Antibes Geneva 06:00 € 59
Bourg En Bresse Geneva 01:14 € 28

Booking and printing options

Booking :
  • TGV Lyria tickets are open for booking 90 days ahead.
  • Get the lowest prices by booking early and don’t wait until the last minute as cheaper seats sell the fastest.
  • Opt for off-peak trains when you have to travel short notice. They are more affordable than morning and evening trains along with those running on holiday eves, Friday and Sunday afternoon.

Printing option(s) :

Paper ticket

Receive your ticket directly to your address. Just take them with you and you are ready to travel. Shipping fees apply.

Print @ home

Print your ticket anywhere and anytime before your travel. Skip shipping fees.

Printing guide

Print @ Station (from France)

Go to a self-service ticket machine and enter your reference to retrieve your ticket. Skip shipping fees.

Printing guide

Seat reservation :
  • Mandatory for this train! The seat reservation is included in the price of your ticket. Please note that seats are auto-allocated by train carriers. Depending on availabilities, carriers will ensure that all passengers of a same party are seated together. Seats can be swapped only once on-board.
  • Pass holders . Book your seat reservation exclusively with Rail Europe.

Experience the service

Before you board

The Gare de Lyon railway station in Paris and the Swiss train stations have excellent connections with public transport system and taxis.

Passengers travelling from Zurich onboard the 1st class of the TGV Lyria, can use the CFF lounge where drinks, internet access, newspapers and magazines are available. You can use luggage lockers in the stations to avoid carrying your suitcases around with you.

The platform number is displayed only 20 minutes before the train departs.Make sure to check the corresponding platform number of your train before boarding.Please note that it is not permitted to board a train if it is not displayed.

You do not have to check in before boarding. However make sure that you board your train at least 2 minutes before departure time. Access to trains cannot be guaranteed beyond 2 minutes before departure.
Keep your ticket, passport and any other travel documents handy. Ticket controllers will ask for those travel documents onboard of the TGV Lyria. Police and customs check will take place at national borders.


Classes and facilities offered by TGV Lyria
First classSecond class
Reclining seats Cosy with more legroom, reclining seats are ideal to enjoy the trip.
Meal and drink* A delicious meal and drinks are served at seat on board.
Taxi reservation** Pre-book a taxi and don’t waste time when you get off at your destination.
Power sockets Ideal to plug your laptop, phone or any electronic device from your seat.
Bar buffet car Access to the bar buffet car where snacks and beverages can be bought.
Comfortable seats Spacious seats with a headrest and generous legroom.

*except on Geneva <> Montpellier/Marseille/Nice ** except on Geneva<>Nice


First and Second class onboard the TGV Lyria

  • First Class includes large reclining seats, a welcome drink, power sockets and a gourmet meal served at your seat.*
  • Taxi booking service is available onboard. No need to wait until your arrival to make a taxi booking.
  • Second Class includes generous legroom, bar buffer car with a wide selection of meals and beverages.

The TGV Lyriapremière service, a class above

  • The Lyriapremière Service includes a quality meal, a delicious cold gourmet and other services. You will be served at your seat allowing you to travel in comfort. Depending on the time of the day, you will be offered either a breakfast, brunch, lunch, afternoon tea or an evening meal. The menu differs. In summer you can expect salads whereas in winter you can expect more festive meals. The quality does not change.

Metro tickets onboard

  • Buy tickets for the Paris metro onboard. They are available for sale at the bar buffet car.

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  • Q. What are the main destinations Lyria trains connect to?

  • Q. Is there a catering service on Lyria trains?

  • Q. How many classes of travel does Lyria offer?

  • Q. How far in advance can I book a Lyria ticket?

  • Q. Do I need to book my Lyria ticket?

  • Q. When do I need to check-in before boarding a Lyria train?

  • Q. How many luggage can I carry on-board Lyria?

  • Q. Should Eurostar, Thalys and other High Speed Train tickets be purchased prior to your departure date?

  • Q. How shall I retrieve my Lyria tickets?

  • Q. What is the difference between 1st and 2nd class on the Lyria (Paris to Switzerland)?

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Overall rating (384)

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  • "Very Good"    
    Everything good but the train arrived on platform just before 8 minutes from departure time made the passengers to rush and created confusion too.  
  • "On time"    
    Great food    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Feedback"    
    It was indeed a great journey for me and family...The ride was so comfortable that we never felt that we have traveled so long. Thanks for your efforts to make the guests comfortable and keep doing great!!!  
  • "summer Europe tour 2016"    
    excellent service, comfortable travel, worth money    Convenience
  • "Comfortable and Spacious "    
    I went from zurich to paris with my wife and 4 years old daughter. We departed from zurich central and arrived at Gare De Lyon. Train departed on time. It's very comfortable. Spacious seat. Quite. And Fast. You can find a bar also in this train so you can buy food / drink along the trip. I recommend to take this train for zurich - paris trip.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Not satisfied "    
    No comments , totally not happy    Value for money  Convenience
  • "eurorail rating title"    
    It is a good company in the europe for train trip but unfortunately has no eurorail branch or company in the Vienna , I hope you will plan to extend your trip to others europe countries like Austria . thanks    Value for money  Convenience
  • "great"    
    it was excellent travel. good timing. thanks    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Excellent."    
    Enjoyed very much for high speed rail journey, 320 Kmph, which is not available at the moment in our country.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Nice Trip"    
    It was a nice trip    Value for money  Convenience
  • "cancelation of the return trip"    
    Dear All, the website is not easy to use. I would like to refund the return ticket. your support in this issue will be highly appreciated. Sultan,    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Great Euro Experience"    
    It was my second time to ride TGV Lyria spending my holiday in Europe and it was an amazing experience.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Nice Trip"    
    It was excellent and wonderful trip. Everything was perfect. However an welcome drink and snacks / refreshment may be provided to make the journey more attractive.  
  • "To Paris by Rail"    
    We enjoyed the train journey from Geneva to Paris. Food and Beverages were good. Punctuality and courtesy inside the train are excellent. We will definitely recommend this to all our friends and relatives. We give 5 stars.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Regret"    
    I regret that it was impossible to change the date of departure. I had to buy another ticket and bear the expense.  
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